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ARC, The Festival to Bring Chicago Back to it’s Roots

Updated: Sep 22, 2021

Chicago, IL is a city with the beginnings of its electronic music scene rooted in House and Techno. House music really exploded in Chicago in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s through the underground scene. ARC Music Festival makes its debut over Labor Day weekend this year to bring Chicago back to its roots. The festival is hosted at Union Park on September 4-5 and will have four Elrow curated stages, including an ARC music car that will feature local Chicago DJ’s! You definitely won’t want to miss Elrow’s new stage concept that they are bringing to ARC, called “Psychrowdelic Trip!”. There will also be art installations through out the venue for attendees to enjoy! The production and artistry at this festival will be one of a kind and something that Chi-Town has never seen before!

The line up features many artists across both genres of House and Techno. One of the biggest draws to ARC festival is that Eric Prydz has three sets across the weekend! It will be his first time ever playing a set under each of his aliases, which include Cirez D (B2B with Adam Beyer), Pryda (Warehouse style afterparty at Radius Nightclub), and Eric Prydz, during the same festival weekend. The line up also features several Chicago/Illinois native artists such as Gene Farris, Lee Foss, and Hiroko Yamamura. Other sets that you will not want to miss include: Camelphat, Luttrell, Christoph, Meduza, Zhu, Nicole Moudaber, Fisher, and Toni Varga!

If you haven’t purchased a ticket yet, do so now through the link below! This is going to be a festival experience that you will not want to miss out on! What better way to release the stress of 2020 than by dancing away the blues to some funky house music, in one of the cities responsible for creating it?!




18 Comments


Ryan Harrell
Ryan Harrell
Aug 18, 2021

Wish I was going!

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taylordickason
taylordickason
Aug 31, 2021
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I wish you were too!

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Anthony Brashier
Anthony Brashier
Aug 18, 2021

It’s all about the House Music, and it always will be 🙌🏼

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taylordickason
taylordickason
Aug 31, 2021
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It most definitely is and always will be!

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This is exactly what the people need! What a great vibe. I can't wait to see the types of art installations that will be there!

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taylordickason
taylordickason
Aug 31, 2021
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Me too! They have teased a few and I can't wait to see more!

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Kody Cook
Kody Cook
Aug 17, 2021

This sounds like such an amazing and unique festival!

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taylordickason
taylordickason
Aug 17, 2021
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Right?!

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This sounds so fun!! I had not known about the edm history in Chicago, making the artist selection even more special!

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taylordickason
taylordickason
Aug 17, 2021
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I agree! The history of EDM in Chicago really makes this festival a special one!

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